The original PlayStation turns 25 years old tomorrow as it launched in Japan on December 3rd, 1994. As we all know, the PlayStation brand is filled with history and memorable moments that changed the course of the industry forever.
“On December 3, 1994 – 25 years ago this week – the first PlayStation made its global debut in Japan. Starting from a humble beginning as an upstart within Sony, Ken Kutaragi and team delivered on a vision to elevate video games as a form of entertainment that everyone could enjoy, and to make a platform for game developers to express their creativity. The original PlayStation sold 100,000 units in Japan on its first day and went on to become the first-ever home console to surpass 100 million units sold globally.”
Sony will be celebrating the anniversary with events on social media and the official PlayStation blog throughout the rest of the week. We’ll also be sharing our favorite memories of PlayStation on next week’s Bitcast! Stay tuned!